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# EdTPA Lesson Plan

Teachers Name:

Grade:

Lesson 1
Lesson Title:

Date:

What is Gravity?

29 FEB 16

60 Minutes

## CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):

SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

## Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

## ___9__ Girls ___6__Boys

Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

## Gravity refers to the force of attraction between

any two objects in the universe that have mass.

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Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and
weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

## Students apply scientific knowledge and

methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

## Student will know the difference between weight

and mass.
Students will be know gravity is an attractive force
Students will know the effect of air resistance on
the acceleration of an object based on gravity.

Academic Language

## Weight: a measure of how strongly gravity acts on

an object
Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the
number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling
object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate

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that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

## Materials & Technology

Pre-Assessment
Document Camera
T- Launcher
Vocabulary and Concept PowerPoint
Electronic Scale

Introduction to Lesson

## Video of the dropping of the falcon feather and

hammer on the moon.

Body of Lesson

## Review of the Pre-Assessment

T Launcher Demonstration
Paper Drop Demonstration
Weight Scale Demonstration
Gravity PowerPoint

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

Teachers Name:

Grade:

Lesson 2
Lesson Title:

Date:

01 MAR 16

60 Minutes

## CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):

SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

## Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

## ___9__ Girls ___6__Boys

Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

## Gravity refers to the force of attraction between

any two objects in the universe that have mass.

## Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and

weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

## Students apply scientific knowledge and

methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

and mass.

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Students will be know gravity is an attractive force
Students will know the effect of air resistance on
the acceleration of an object based on gravity.
Students will be able to calculate weight based on
different accelerations based on gravity.

Academic Language

## Weight: a measure of how strongly gravity acts on

an object
Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the
number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling
object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate
that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

## Planets Weight Worksheet

Document Camera
Electronic Scale

Introduction to Lesson

ESD Q&A

Body of Lesson

## Planets Weight Worksheet

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

Teachers Name:

Grade:

Lesson 3
Lesson Title:

Date:

Gravity Quiz

02 MAR 16

60 Minutes

## CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):

SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

## Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

## ___9__ Girls ___6__Boys

Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

## Gravity refers to the force of attraction between

any two objects in the universe that have mass.

## Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and

weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

## Students apply scientific knowledge and

methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

## Students will demonstrate their mastery and

retention of subject content.

Academic Language

an object

## Students will review the procedures and

guidelines for formatting a lab report.

## Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the

number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling

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object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate
that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

## Materials & Technology

Gravity Quiz
Lab Report Handout
Document Camera

Introduction to Lesson

Gravity Q&A

Body of Lesson

Gravity Quiz

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

Teachers Name:

Grade:

Lesson 4
Lesson Title:

Date:

03 MAR 16

60 Minutes

## CCGPS or GPS Standard(s):

SPS8c. Relate Falling objects to gravitational force
SPS8d. Explain the difference in mass and weight.

## Classroom/Lesson Context (Check the Following that Apply):

__x__ Whole Group _____ Small Group _____ One-on-One _____ Students with IEPs
_____ Students with 504 Plans
_____ ELL Students ____ Other (Please specify:
_____________________)

## ___9__ Girls ___6__Boys

Individual Education Plan Goal(s) and Benchmarks Specific to this Lesson:
W=ma
Acceleration due to gravity on Earth 10m/s2

Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings

## Gravity refers to the force of attraction between

any two objects in the universe that have mass.

## Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and

weight is mass times the effect of gravity.

Central Focus

Learning Objectives

## Students apply scientific knowledge and

methodology to solve an assigned
problem.

## Student will test their ESDs.

Students will record data from their ESDs and

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Controls.
Students will be able to make connections with
subject content and success or failure of their
ESDs.

Academic Language

## Weight: a measure of how strongly gravity acts on

an object
Mass: The amount of matter, and is based on the
number and kind of atoms
Friction: The energy transfers that occurs when to
objects come in contact with each other.
Air Resistance: Also known as Drag, friction that
occurs when an object travels through air.
Momentum = mass x velocity
Gravity: The attractive pull between all objects
that have mass.
Terminal Velocity: The maximum speed a falling
object can achieve in an environment with air
resistance.
Projectile: Anything shot or thrown through the air.
Vacuum: An environment free of all matter.
F = ma = Newtons 2nd Law, it is pointed out to the
students in this unit that when they use W = ma to
calculate weight that W = F.
V = V0 + at = As all the examples used at this
level have a starting velocity of 0, the students
are allowed to use the simplified version of v = at
F = G (m1m2/d2) =This equation is not required for
calculations by students but it helps to illustrate
that two factors of gravity are mass and distance
and that distance exponentially weakens
gravitational force.

## Materials & Technology

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Ladder
ESD Transport Container
Eggs
Force Sensor
Whiteboard
Camera

Introduction to Lesson

## 10 Minute time allotment for students to place

provided eggs into their ESDs.
Take before pictures with students and their
ESDs

Body of Lesson

## ESD and Control Egg Drops

Impulse and Weight measuring

Closure/Summarizing Strategies

## One and one debriefing after drop

After pictures with students and their ESDs
Control data writing on board for each student to
record.